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DESIGNING PRODUCTS AND SERVICES - 28/04/09
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HOW TO BUY A BUSINESS (NEW) - 29/04/09
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Under the banner of the Entrepreneurship Learning Centre (ELC), an Alberta Video Conference Network has been established to provide business information and interactive training opportunities to Alberta’s small business community.

This network is comprised of 35 uniquely equipped business development centres that use IP-based video conferencing equipment to educate and communicate with entrepreneurs across Alberta. Video conferencing allows you to participate as you would in any meeting or training session in real time. You can ask questions, provide feedback, or enter into discussion with other participants in real time. Presenters are able to interact with all locations and use a PowerPoint presentation as they would in any meeting or presentation. It is great because the participants are able to view two screens; one with the presenter and the other with the presentation.

This Network has allowed us to:

  • Access training and expertise.
        We have been able to participate in training sessions that may
        not have been previously available in our community.
  • Connect Live.
        Video conferencing has allowed us to connect in real time with
        people in locations throughout the province.
  • Save time and reduce our travel costs.
        Now we do not have to leave our community to participate
        in training or meetings.
  • Host our own meetings.
        Using video conference equipment, we can connect with our
        business associates to help us do business more efficiently
        and cost effectively.
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Shopping around for a loan does not have to be difficult if an individual knows what to look for when they are searching for the best options available. This is why people should find out as much as they can about https://lendingarch.ca/ in advance before they make their selections and their decision to accept the loan. Fortunately, there is a lot of great information online that can steer people in the right direction and in making the best choice. To that end, here's some recommendations that people can use to base their shopping and searches upon.

Recommendation #1 - Only borrow the amount of money that's really needed

One of the first things that an individual should do is to decide how much money that they will need to finance the project or venture that they are considering. For instance, in some cases, the individual may only need a few thousands of dollars to get their ideas off the ground. So, they should only look to borrow this amount in order to make it much easier to pay the money back. Typically, if the person is not paying attention and decide to borrow much more, they may find themselves in a bind later trying to pay it back with a large amount of interest added on top.

Recommendation #2 - Shop for the best Interest Rates

When an individual is shopping around from one financial institution to another, they will find that the interest rates offered will vary. Many times the interest rates will vary greatly based on the financial institution that is offering the loan, the creditworthiness of the individual or organization and the time frame in which the money will be paid back. Therefore, with so large a disparity in possible interest rates, people may have to do quite a bit of research in this area to obtain the interest rates that they are looking for. Typically, the lower the interest rates the better since it determines the bottom line of what will need to be paid back by the end of the agreed terms (i.e. 15% interest rates on a $1,000 equals 1150 in total or 20% interest rates on a $1,000 loan equals 1,200).

Recommendation #3 - Choose the Lowest Late Fees and Penalties

It's not uncommon for banks, credit unions and online loan merchants to charge significant amounts in late and penalty fees during the term of the loan. These fees can add to the amount being paid back significantly so they should also be considered as an important criteria in reviewing the type of loan that will be accepted. Even though most people may think that the late fees do not matter much because they plan to pay the borrowed amount each month on time, people should also know that anything can happen that will delay the payment for a few days or even more. When this occurs, the late fees can make it more difficult to pay the money back, specifically if they are extremely high. On the other hand, if the late fee amounts are low, it makes it much easier to handle if the inevitable does occur for any reason.

Borrowing any type of loan can be challenging, unless the individual knows what they should be shopping around for in advance. Therefore, before getting started, people know the amount needed and they should remain with that figure without going over it. The borrower should also shop for the best interest rates during that time and select the loans that have the lowest late fees and penalties. When an individual uses this criteria, they can make the best decisions possible before they accept the loan.

 
 
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